Release of One Christmas Eve into bookshops
From today, One Christmas Eve is available in all bookshops.
It is the story of Bella and her Italian grandfather who are living in St. Kilda in 1968.
One Christmas Eve, Grandpa puts on his best shirt, Bella passes him his favourite hat, and they wave goodbye to Gran. Together they walk along the tape measure streets and roundabout corners until there, before them, is Luna Park.
When Bella visits Luna Park on Christmas Eve with Grandpa, he hands her a single silver coin to use on a ride. Bella enjoys the excitement of the roller-coaster, the squeals from the ghost train ride and the laughter from the giggle palace, but she is drawn to the sparkling carousel and it’s here she spends her precious coin.
This book was also the theme for the Melbourne and Brisbane Myer Christmas Windows last Christmas and will this year appear in Myer Ballarat.